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Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans) in an oval serving platter.

Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans)

Herbs and Flour
This recipe for Greek Green Beans or Fasolakia involves cooking green beans and potatoes until tender in a rich sauce made with tomatoes, olive oil and fresh herbs.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 266 kcal


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion or shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic optional
  • 3 large tomatoes chopped (can substitute canned chopped tomatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 lbs green beans trimmed
  • 3 medium potatoes sliced into wedges


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and then add the onion. Saute the onion for a few minutes, until translucent.
  • Add the garlic (if using) and chopped tomatoes and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, parsley, and mint. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place the green beans and potatoes in a large casserole dish and season with salt and pepper. Pour the prepared tomato sauce over the green beans and potatoes.
  • Add enough water to cover most of the green beans. Ensure the potatoes are all submerged in the water to ensure they cook. Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.


Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 44mgPotassium: 1055mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2079IUVitamin C: 57mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 3mg
Keyword greek food, green beans, nistisimo, vegan, vegetarian
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